Saint Petersburg

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dramatic productions

Russia Russian Empire pavilion at the Paris World's Fair (1900 World's Fair) together with his friend K.A. Korovin (Konstantin Korovin). In 1901 he moved to the Saint Petersburg region from Moscow. It was here that he came into his own as a stage designer, combining symbolism (Symbolism (arts)) and modernism on operatic and dramatic productions for Diaghilev, Meyerhold and others. After the Revolution of 1917, Golovin found work in theatre less and less often, and so delved


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; Anna Netrebko: A rare jewel from the East". ''The Independent'', 6 November 2006. Under Gergiev's guidance, Netrebko made her operatic stage debut at the Mariinsky at age 22, as Susanna in ''Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)''. She went on to sing many prominent roles with the Kirov Opera, including Amina in ''La sonnambula'', Pamina in ''Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)'', Rosina in ''Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)'', and Lucia in ''Lucia di Lammermoor''. Biography Riedel came to Brazil in 1811, invited to participate in the expedition organized by the German-Russian physician, naturalist, ethnographer and explorer Baron von Langsdorff. From 1820 to 1830 and from 1831 to 1836, Riedel worked in Brazil collecting plants for the Botanical Garden of Saint Petersburg. In 1836 he accepted a permanent position in the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro (National Museum of Brazil), being the first foreigner with a permanent post in the museum. He founded and directed the department of botany and the Botanical Garden attached to it (Horto Florestal) until 1858. Rudenko began playing tournament chess in 1925 after a move to Moscow. In 1928, she won the Moscow Women's Championship. She then moved to Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) where she met and married scientist Lev Davidovich Goldstein; in 1931 they had a son. In Leningrad in 1929 she began training with chess master (Chess master) Peter Romanowski. She won the Leningrad Women's Championship three times. She would not reach the peak of international women's chess until she was about 40 years old. History ''Vrouw Maria'' was loaded with precious artifacts including works of art belonging to Catherine the Great of Russia. The ship set sail from Amsterdam on September 5, 1771, for Saint Petersburg. One month later, on October 3, the ship was caught in a storm and ran aground near the island of Jurmo. The rocks caused only minor damage but shortly afterward the ship ran aground again and lost its rudder. The ship was released by a large wave but the crew found it leaking rapidly. Lowering anchor, the crewmen manned the pumps, but the ship continued to take on water. Early life and career Ivan Turchaninov was born into a Don Cossack family in Russia and attended the Imperial Military School (General Staff Academy (Imperial Russia)) in St. Petersburg (Saint Petersburg) in 1851. He later served as a Colonel of Staff in the Russian Guards and fought in Hungary and in the Crimean War. Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus In Russia, in Moscow and St. Petersburg (Saint Petersburg), GAZelle, Mercedes Sprinter, and Ford Transit vans are usually used as route taxis. The GAZelle and PAZ-3205 are widely used as a marshrutkas in other Russian cities, although in eastern parts the Japanese minibuses like Toyota Hiace are more popular. Route taxis congregate at train stations, metro stations, and transfer points at the end of tram and trolly bus routes. In St. Petersburg the route is identified as "Kxxx" with "xxx" being the number of the bus, tram and trolley bus routes being followed and "K" standing for the Russian word for "commercial" (коммерческий, ''kommerchesky''). There are routes travelled solely by route taxis — cross-city routes connecting termini of the metro. Usually, the route taxi will not depart of the end point of a route until all seats are occupied. The taxi will skip stops if they are not requested and (if operated with a GAZelle or similar) by-pass hailing riders until it has empty seats. The fare is commonly one and a half or twice the fare of a regular bus. Vaganova's whole life was connected with the Imperial Ballet (Mariinsky Ballet) (later the Kirov Ballet) of the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg. She was accepted into the Imperial Ballet School in 1888, the great institution of classical dance founded by Anna of Russia and funded by the Tsars. She graduated from the ''Classe de Perfection'' of the former ''Prima Ballerina'' Eugeniia Sokolova (she was also trained by Ekaterina Vazem, Enrico Cecchetti, Christian Johansson, Nikolai Legat, and Pavel Gerdt). commons:Category:Saint Petersburg WikiPedia:Saint Petersburg Dmoz:Regional Europe Russia Administrative Regions Saint Petersburg


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; the word "sportivnaya" means "sporty" or "athletic". The deepest metro system in the world was built in St. Petersburg (Saint Petersburg), Russia. In this city, built in the marshland, stable soil starts more than commons:Category:Saint Petersburg WikiPedia:Saint Petersburg Dmoz:Regional Europe Russia Administrative Regions Saint Petersburg


years coaching

to Hackensack, New Jersey's Ice House and spent several years coaching there. In 2001-2002, Moskvina returned to Yubileyny where she continues to coach. As a judge, O'Malley serves on the steering committee of the Maryland Leningrad Region Rule of Law Partnership. In her combined role as first lady, she has welcomed judges' delegations annually from Leningrad St. Petersburg (Saint Petersburg), Russia to Government House (Maryland


large works

demonstrates the slow spread of the skills necessary for creating large works, but by the 19th century most large Western countries could produce them without the need to import skills, and most statues of earlier figures are actually from the 19th or early 20th centuries. Biography Born in the Gorodok village of Vyazma uyezd (district) of Smolensk Governorate. Nakhimov entered the Naval Academy for the Nobility (''Morskoy Dvoryanskiy Korpus'') in Saint Petersburg in 1815. He made his first sea voyage in 1817, aboard the frigate ''Feniks'' ("Phoenix"), to the shores of Sweden and Denmark. Soon afterwards he was promoted to the rank of non-commissioned officer. In February 1818 he passed examinations to become a midshipman and was immediately assigned to the second Fleet Crew (''Flotskiy Ekipazh'') of the Russian Imperial Navy's Baltic Fleet. Nakhimov was buried inside St Vladimir's Cathedral in Sevastopol along with Mikhail Lazarev, V.A. Kornilov and Vladimir Istomin. There is a monument erected in his memory. The Imperial government presented other posthumous honors as well--naming the Naval college in Saint Petersburg after him, and establishing the Order of Nakhimov (with two degrees) and the Nakhimov Medal for Navy personnel. The Order of Nakhimov was preserved as one of the highest military decorations in Soviet Union and, upon its dissolution, in Russia. France, friendly towards both Russia and Austria, suggested a series of territorial adjustments, in which Austria would be compensated by parts of Prussian Silesia, and Prussia in turn would receive Polish Ermland (Warmia) (Warmia) and parts of the Polish fief, Duchy of Courland and Semigallia—already under Baltic German hegemony. King Frederick II of Prussia had no intention of giving up Silesia gained recently in the Silesian Wars; he was, however, also interested in finding a peaceful solution — his alliance with Russia (Russo-Prussian alliance) would draw him into a potential war with Austria, and the Seven Years' War had left Prussia's treasury and army weakened. He was also interested in protecting the weakening Ottoman Empire, which could be advantageously utilized in the event of a Prussian war either with Russia or Austria. Frederick's brother, Prince Henry (Prince Henry of Prussia), spent the winter of 1770–71 as a representative of the Prussian court at Saint Petersburg. As Austria had annexed 13 towns in the Hungarian Szepes region (Szepes county) in 1769 (violating the Treaty of Lubowla), Catherine II of Russia and her advisor General Ivan Chernyshyov suggested to Henry that Prussia claim some Polish land, such as Ermland. After Henry informed him of the proposal, Frederick suggested a partition of the Polish borderlands by Austria, Prussia, and Russia, with the largest share going to the party most weakened by the recent changes in balance of power, Austria. Thus Frederick attempted to encourage Russia to direct its expansion towards weak and non-functional Poland instead of the Ottomans. !--Austrian statesman, Wenzel Anton Graf Kaunitz, counter-proposed that Prussia take lands from Poland in return for relinquishing Silesia to Austria, but this plan was rejected by Frederick. commons:Category:Saint Petersburg WikiPedia:Saint Petersburg Dmoz:Regional Europe Russia Administrative Regions Saint Petersburg


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;extremely flattering" portrayal of Matviyenko was "propaganda" and " i mportantly, it appears as a news story and not as an opinion column."


music field

a busy concert season, eventually performing at the newly founded Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Society (Saint Petersburg Philharmonia). In 1805 Field embarked on a concert tour of the Baltic states, staying in Saint Petersburg during the summer. The following year he gave his first concert in Moscow. Clementi arranged the publication of some of Field's old works in Russia in late 1806; he evidently sold Field a piano in exchange for music. Field returned to Moscow in April 1807 and apparently did not revisit Saint Petersburg until 1811 (but he kept his apartment at Vasilievsky Island). In 1810 he married Adelaide Percheron, a French pianist and former pupil. commons:Category:Saint Petersburg WikiPedia:Saint Petersburg Dmoz:Regional Europe Russia Administrative Regions Saint Petersburg


excellent coverage

(usually crowded by kids playing CounterStrike) which also offer internet access in separate rooms for a little charge. Free wifi is available in most hotels, business and shopping centers. In restaurants and pubs, wifi is really everywhere—thanks to huge amount of Finnish tourists that are used to it. WiMAX (new generation 4G internet) is offered by Yota with excellent coverage within city boundaries. 900 rubles month (or 90 rubles day). Must buy Yota USB modem (2,390 rubles


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Dimitrovgrad - Alexandroupolis. She was raised at the Gatchina Palace (Gatchina) outside of Saint Petersburg. Olga's relationship with her mother, Empress Maria Feodorovna (Dagmar of Denmark) Marie


current time

Catherine II , who assigned Kulibin to be in charge of the mechanical workshop in the Academy of Sciences (Russian Academy of Sciences) of Saint Petersburg (established in 1724). There, Kulibin built a “planetary” pocket-clock, which showed not only the current time, but also the month, day of the week, the season and the current moon phase. Kulibin also designed projects for tower clocks, miniature "clock-in-a-ring" types and others. He also worked on new ways to facet

Saint Petersburg

political_status Federal city political_status_link Federal cities of Russia federal_district Northwestern (Northwestern Federal District) economic_region Northwestern (Northwestern economic region) pop_2010census 4879566 pop_2010census_ref pop_2010census_rank 4th urban_pop_2010census 100% rural_pop_2010census 0% pop_density pop_density_as_of pop_density_ref pop_latest 5131967 pop_latest_date 2014 pop_latest_ref Rosstat (Goskomstat). Оценка численности постоянного населения на 1 января 2014 г. area_km2 1439 area_km2_rank 82nd area_km2_ref Official website of St. Petersburg. Петербург в цифрах (''St. Petersburg in Figures'') established_date May 27, 1703 established_date_ref Official website of St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg in Figures license_plates 78, 98, 178 ISO RU-SPE leader_title Governor (Governor of Saint Petersburg) leader_title_ref leader_name Georgy Poltavchenko leader_name_ref legislature Legislative Assembly (Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg) legislature_ref website website_ref date March 2010

'''Saint Petersburg''' ( ), and in 1991, back to ''Saint Petersburg''.

In Russian literature, informal documents, and discourse, the word "Saint" ( ).

Saint Petersburg was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on May . Between 1713–1728 and 1732–1918, Saint Petersburg was the imperial capital of Russia. In 1918, the central government bodies moved from Saint Petersburg (then named Petrograd) to Moscow. editor McColl, R. W. title Encyclopedia of world geography volume 1 publisher Infobase Publishing location N. Y. year 2005 isbn 0-8160-5786-9 pages 633–634 url http: books.google.com ?id DJgnebGbAB8C&pg PA633&dq capital+moved+to+Moscow#v onepage&q capital%20moved%20to%20Moscow&f false accessdate February 9, 2011 It is Russia's 2nd largest city (List of cities and towns in Russia by population) after Moscow with 5 million inhabitants (2012) and the fourth most populated federal subject. Saint Petersburg is a major European cultural center, and also an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea (ports of the Baltic Sea).

Saint Petersburg is often described as the most Western (Western culture) city of Russia, as well as its cultural capital. V. Morozov. ''The Discourses of Saint Petersburg and the Shaping of a Wider Europe'', Copenhagen Peace Research Institute. 2002. Ciaonet.org It is the northernmost city in the world with a population of over one million. A large number of foreign consulates (List of diplomatic missions in Russia#Consulates in Saint Petersburg), international corporations (Multinational corporation), banks, and other businesses are located in Saint Petersburg.

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